Science & Tech

China’s Disinformation Warriors May Be Coming for Your Company

A recent attack on a rare-earths processor shows a new facet of information warfare: weaponized NIMBYism.

Science & Tech

Russian Officials Talk About Unplugging the Country from the Internet. But Is That Possible?

For all its efforts, the Kremlin may still lack the capability to close off news from beyond the borders.

Ideas

Stop Making a Big Deal of NATO’s Next Members

Moscow wants to pretend that admitting Sweden and Finland would represent a far larger military change than it actually is.

Ideas

Four Ways China Is Growing Its Media Influence in Southeast Asia

Beijing is trying to burnish its image in the region. What if it took aim at America’s instead?

Science & Tech

What Does Musk's Purchase of Twitter Mean for Disinformation?

His free-speech values could undermine the site's efforts to stem foreign influence operations.

Ideas

The Pentagon Must ‘Campaign’ Against China, Not Hope for a Goal-Line Stand

To dissuade aggression, the U.S. military must continuously persuade its adversaries to doubt their chances of success.

Ideas

How Strategic Messaging Can Help Turn Putin Around

Cracks in the Russian leader's popular support can be deepened with careful appeals to the nation’s history and sense of greatness.

Ideas

The US Needs a Center to Counter Foreign Malign Influence at Home

National security entities coordinate their fight against disinformation abroad. They need a way to do so within our borders.

Science & Tech

Putin Lost the Digital War Abroad. Will He Lose at Home?

Its diplomatic efforts in tatters, its agencies beset by cyber vigilantes, the Russian government is still choking off the information that fuels its homegrown protest movement.

Science & Tech

Ukraine Braces for Sharper Russian Cyber Attacks

Kyiv recruits "IT Army," receives satellite terminals. But worse is to come, says Senate intel committee chair.

Science & Tech

Kremlin Cracks Down Harder on Media, Facebook as Protests Sweep Russia

Citizens “have a certain amount of capacity to express themselves, but it’s narrowing,” one observer says

Threats

In an Information War, Be Careful What You Amplify

An announcement about an annual Russian reserve-forces exercise has some people speculating unhelpfully.

Science & Tech

US Companies Warned to Prepare for Russian Cyber Attacks

DOJ’s Lisa Monaco warns industry to harden defenses; Ukraine’s foreign weapons systems are a likely target for Russian hackers.

Threats

Just Whom Would a Russian 'False Flag' Operation Seek to Convince?

Russians themselves are likely the main target of the recent crescendo of disinformation, mostly from Moscow-backed separatists in Ukraine.

Ideas

Why the US Ramped Up Its Information War With Russia

Pre-buttals may become a standard part of the American playbook.

Ideas

‘War Is Coming’: Mysterious TikTok Videos Are Scaring Sweden’s Children

The campaign offers an early test for the country’s new anti-disinformation agency.

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